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adjective as in likely to happen

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Ultimately, the three factors discussed here suggest that fears of widespread violence by vigilantes and activists during and after Election Day should be treated as fears, not as a probable outcome.

The charges were filed Thursday in the 36th District Court in Detroit, where a judge found probable cause to support them, according to the Associated Press.

The more probable outcome is that business will have to adapt to a disorienting new rule book in Washington and in government at all levels nationwide.

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Life events and random circumstances tug kids in different directions, making various outcomes more or less probable but never dictating outcomes, the authors emphasize.

This information allows consumers to contact manufacturers directly to inquire about the source of product ingredients and notify the company of any known or probable reactions to the ingredients.

He was not selling “loosies” that day, no cigarettes were found on his person, and thus there was no probable cause in play.

The goal should be to determine probable cause for change in how we police ourselves everywhere.

More probable are smaller attacks like the Boston marathon bombing.

But “reasonable suspicion” is not the same thing as probable cause.

But interest does not translate into probable cause without evidence.

It is probable that Mlle. Mayer came under the influence of Prud'hon as early as 1802, possibly before that time.

Men's probable actions are calculated by the law of reason; but their performance is usually the result of caprice.

It is probable he wished to provide written proof of a plea that he was an unwilling agent in the clutch of a mutinous army.

It is therefore probable that some of Trevithick's engines reached Jamaica.

This is very probable, and may account also for the elevated model which was adopted both by Andrew and some others of the Amati.


On this page you'll find 65 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to probable, such as: apparent, credible, feasible, plausible, possible, and presumed.

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